Happening Tuesday: Florida Legislature to Vote for School Safety Bill

Jordan Kirkland - April 22nd, 2019

Two weeks remain this legislative session, and lawmakers have saved the most controversial issues for the final few weeks.

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate will vote on a wide-ranging school safety bill that’s divided both parties over one provision: expanding a program that would allow teachers to carry guns. The measure has prompted hours of discussion leading up to the final vote.

The proposal () is based on recommendations from a commission formed to examine the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last year that left 17 dead.


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